How one couple fell in love with vanlife

After experiencing life travelling in a van whereas in Australia, German couple of ten years, Frank Stoll and Selina Mei determined there was no motive to not proceed dwelling the dream after they returned to their homeland.

The couple live the great life as they discover the world. Image by PinePins /

“When we went to Australia and New Zealand, we had our first great experience with van life,”  Frank explains.  “It felt so good to travel without a fixed time schedule and be free to start every day completely new.  It started off as something we only did abroad but when we got back to Germany we really missed it.”  The couple noticed no motive to not preserve their ardour for travel alive when again on home soil, so after an exhaustive search they found one proper for them, shopping for a Volkswagen T4 and night naming it Rudi. The couple spent round £10.5K (€ 12Ok) shopping for their van and getting it as much as scratch.

Breath-taking photos taking within the wonderful landscapes they drive by on their travels. Image by PinePins /

“Since we purchased our van Rudi, we have been touring round our home base in Germany and France. We have additionally been on some journeys to stunning Switzerland and Italy.  A collection of photographs from the street give a glimpse into the lives of the couple, from making ready dinner, enjoyable behind the van and taking within the wonderful landscapes they drive by on their travels.

Preparing dinner behind the van. Image by PinePins /

The couple spent a lof of spare time renovating and customising the van to their wants.  “When we purchased the van, there was already a cupboard building in it which was excellent for us. We nonetheless did loads to the construct and the cupboards.  We modified numerous the floor with new wooden, painted the entire cupboards, laid flooring and so forth. Most of it was simply to make the van match our type and the way we prefer it.

The pair take gorgeous photos on their journeys. Image by PinePins /

Frank works as a Visual Merchandiser and Selina is a scholar, the nature-loving pair share their adventures beneath the Instagram deal with, Pine Pins. They are presently occupied with happening a street journey by Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.  “Life in the van is actually really relaxed. Everything is a bit slower and calmer. We take our time to get things done and we take more time for things like cooking or reading a book than we do at home,” added Frank.

Couple of ten-years, Frank Stoll (28) from Freudenstadt, Germany and Selina Mei (27) from Rottweil, Germany. Image by PinePins /

“There are undoubtedly extra irritating days particularly when it’s chilly and every thing is moist and soiled and also you simply need to get issues finished nevertheless it’s all the time slightly journey.  The great point is that after we are on the street there is no such thing as a every day routine in any respect. That is what we love about travelling in our van. Everyday brings one thing new and we will do what we wish at any time.

The couple are having fun with life on the street. Image by PinePins /

One take out that the couple says is the “We love being out in nature. The close and special connection you get with your environment while travelling in a van is priceless.  We don’t think we will ever be able to wake up in a better way than in our van for example, in a remote forest where there is nothing but wilderness and wildlife around you.  What advice would they offer to anyone considering investing in a van for the purposes of travel?  “If you are attracted to traveling in a van, just do it and don’t wait for something to come up, it’s all your decision and choice.”

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